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Rosary Marathon For An End to COVID-19

Pope Francis requests that the Church come together this May to pray the rosary each day, praying for an end to COVID-19.

Our Lady of the Rosary

Somebody who says his Rosary alone only gains the merit of one Rosary, but if he says it together with thirty other people he gains the merit of thirty rosaries. This is the law of public prayer. How profitable, how advantageous this is!

(St Louis de Montfort)

Pope Francis has requested that the Church comes together to pray the rosary every day throughout May for an end to the pandemic. The Pope will be joining 30 shrines across the world throughout the month of May, with a different intention to be prayed for each day.

Learn More via Vatican News

How can I join in?

1. Join Pope Francis each day via YouTube.

Pope Francis will be joining digitally with a different shrine throughout May to pray the rosary. If you’d like to join him, you can do so via Vatican News on YouTube, where he will be praying at 6pm Rome Time (5pm BST).

Our own shrine of the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk will kick off the rosary marathon on 1st May at 5pm.

Here is a list of the shrines and the intentions for each day.

2. Pray with parishes across Britain.

Throughout May, certain parishes from England, Scotland and Wales will be praying the rosary via live stream at 8pm every evening. Details can be found on the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham website.

The parish will differ depending on the day of the week:

3. Pray using CTS rosary aids and meditations.

If you’d prefer to pray at home by yourself or with your household, we’ve compiled our key resources on the rosary on one page. Here you will find everything from the basics of praying the rosary, in-depth guides, and beautiful meditations based on the Fatima Message, and from Pope Francis, St Faustina, and St Josemaria, with a selection of both books and blogs.

Pray the Rosary

A Simple Rosary Book Catholic Truth Society

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The Rosary with Pope Francis Alessandro Saraco, Pope Francis

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Fatima: the Family & the Church Donal Anthony Foley, Timothy Tindal-Robertson

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Large Print Rosary Book Catholic Truth Society

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The Rosary

The Rosary Juliette Levivier

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